What are the best ways to get unbiased opinions about a school?
Everyone will have an opinion that in one way or another could be biased. I think the best way to evaluate a school is combining methods. First read about the school online on a site like UNIGO as well as the schools own website. If you like what you read (and see) online try to schedule a visit. On an official visit you will hear about the school from admissions staff and current students who serve as ambassadors. You should also talk to any friends or relatives that may have attended the institution to get their perspective. All of these avenues should be explored so you can come up with your own opinion of the school as it relates to your interests and goals.